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You asked, 'How do we implement whole-school staff wellbeing?'
We listened. And produced the answer: the Teach Well Toolkit.
The Teach Well Toolkit programme includes:
Can you afford not to take action to improve
teacher wellbeing and mental health?
The Cost of Staff Illness...
Being a Teach Well School makes financial sense.
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In a primary school with 50 staff, of which 25 are teachers, the average number of working days lost through sickness is 370.
In a secondary school with 150 staff, of which 50 are teachers, the average number of working days lost through sickness is 1110.
According to the School Workforce Census, in 2017/18, a total of 2,025,231 million days were lost to teacher absence through sickness, with an average per teacher of those absent through sickness of 7.4 days. 54.4% of all teachers were absent through sickness in 2017/18.
Cost per day
£200 in pay per day per member of staff absent.
Add the costs of supply cover and overheads and this figure is at least double.
Cost of absence per teacher
The basic cost of absence in schools is approximately £797 per employee for primary schools and £1328 per employee for secondary schools (based on working days lost at approximately 7.4 according to CiPD Absence Management Survey 2016).
However, in reality, this cost is much higher because it is exclusively based on the salaries of employees on sick leave rather than the cost of temporary supply cover, overheads and indirect costs associated with reduced effectiveness of supply cover on student progress.
Average cost of absence
In a primary school with 100 staff, of which 50 are teachers, the average total cost of absence to the school for a year is £153,692.31. This is based on using supply cover for 50% of the absences.
In a secondary school with 150 staff, of which 75 are teachers, the average total cost of absence to the school is £310,230.77. This is based on using supply cover for 50% of the absences.
What would you do
with the money?
You could cut your school's spending on staff absence by at least 50%.
Reduce workload and stress. Prevent and tackle Burnout. Create a culture of staff wellbeing.
Spend the savings on teaching and learning.
Are Teachers at Breaking Point?
In May 2019, Steve Waters, founder and director of the Teach Well Alliance, was interviewed by Paige Lampard (@PaigeLampard1). Paige was approaching the end of her training as a journalist and was completing her degree by submitting a documentary on the teaching profession as part of her final assessment. Paige was gathering information on the wellbeing and mental health of teachers and sought Steve's opinion of the retention and recruitment crisis in our schools.
This documentary includes views of teachers who Paige also
interviewed for her project.
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The Teach Well Toolkit Process of Whole-School Change
Well staff, teach well. Pupils taught well, do well.
Our NEW iAbacus Wellbeing School Self-Evaluation and Planning Tool will enable you to identify where staff are most under pressure and highlight what actions your school needs to take. Imagine an abacus on your screen...it's as easy as sliding beads!
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School Wellbeing iAbacus Self-Evaluation and
If you can slide beads on an abacus, you can use the School Wellbeing iAbacus.
Take a look below to see how easy it is to use.
A year's licence for one user is included in the Teach Well Toolkit.
Find out more at https://www.iabacus.co.uk/schoolwellbeing/
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2. Take action
The Teach Well Toolkit will guide you every step of the way. Pre-written documents and emails can be easily adapted to your school's context.
Keep an eye on how things are going each term with our online surveys.
Evaluate the impact of your school's wellbeing programme and integrate it with your School Development Plan.
5. Write Staff Wellbeing and Mental Health Policy
Update your existing Staff Wellbeing and Mental Health Policy. If you don't have one, no problem - simply customise the sample policy in the Teach Well Toolkit.
Teach Well Toolkit: Information Booklet
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